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Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus

Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
July 8, 2004

Great Golden Digger Wasp
I saw what I think was a Great Golden Digger Wasp today. The insect I encountered was bright orange with some black on it's abdomen. It seems to me though that the rear end of the abdomen was orange. This insect was large, about 2 1/4 inches long. It was on a bush that was also full of bees and a few paper wasps. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me. Does this sound familiar? Can anyone help me?

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